Stay Masked for Halloween—and Beyond!

COVID-19 Messaging for Monday, Oct. 18

We want to let our students, staff, and faculty know that Saint Mary’s will continue to require that masks be worn indoors. With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations declining, Contra Costa County will lift masking requirements on Nov. 1 in certain indoor settings where everyone is fully vaccinated. You can check out their requirements here. Regardless, Saint Mary’s requires that you continue to wear your mask indoors throughout the semester. Please help us keep all of our community well!

What’s the best way to keep yourself and your friends healthy? Besides wearing your mask (and eating all your veggies), we strongly recommend that you get a flu shot now. The Health Center has shots for students; cost, $30. Make an appointment with the Health and Wellness Center at (925) 631-4254.

You can also get a flu shot at a neighborhood store like CVS, RiteAid, Target, and Safeway. Your health insurance may cover the cost of flu shots at these stores.

Stay updated with our COVID-19 webpages here